Harry Magnet

Doug Alderman (aka Harry Magnet) is a content creator, software developer, writer, and amateur researcher. Doug is one of the leading twenty-first century advocates for both the existence of human magnetoreception, and its importance to human health. Neither a scientist nor a doctor, Doug is crazy enough to go where professionals in related fields (psychiatry, neuroscience, psychology) fear to tread. Doug has recognized that there is a group of people like him with magnetoreceptive ability and sensitivity to electromagnetic fields. Their magnetoreceptive ability is useless in the modern world for navigation, and interferes with normal functioning. These people are ill served by doctors and therapists who claim to find chemical imbalances and psychological issues, and provide useless drugs and talk.

Doug was born in New York City and grew up in Northern New Jersey. He has bachelor's degrees in physics and psychology. In his programming career, Doug coded for companies including American Stores/Albertsons, AT&T, Intel, and Noodles & Company. While on sabbatical from his programming career, Doug decided to combine his physics and psychology background by doing an unusual research project. Realizing that he felt differently in different places, Doug drove around Utah and North Carolina, trying to understand if these differences in feeling were connected to the geomagnetic field. After collecting data for two years, Doug published his findings on the web in late 2009. Since that time, Doug has continued to investigate his and others' magnetoreceptive abilities.

From years of research, Doug has come up with a human magnetoreception hypothesis that includes testable and falsifiable statements.

Doug's CV can be found on LinkedIn.